Thursday, June 30, 2011

Neutral Inspiration Board…

Sometimes a great color is something that can go with just about anything, like a neutral tan or khaki color.  Check out this inspiration board in neutral and see how absolutely gorgeous it is and just how sophisticated it really can look. 

Neutral Inspiration Board

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summery Yellow and Green Inspiration Board…

We have always thought that Yellow’s and Green’s were great summer colors.  Very light and give you that sunny feeling, and when you think of the sun you think of summer!  Take a look at these warm and delightful summery colors meshed together creating this great inspiration board!  Does this inspire you?

Summery Yellow and Green Inspiration Board

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wedding MUSIC….

Maybe for the most part you don’t think that you need to put to much emphasis on the music for your wedding, however there are some choices you would need to make.  Like what to walk down the isle in, or your  first dance with your new husband or even what do dance with you daddy to.  We have compiled a great list of songs from Classics to Latin to  Bluegrass and Modern.  Here we have categorized them for you and gave you a few options to look at to get the ball rolling so to speak!

The Ceremony

The Prelude

-Arioso (Cantata no.156) by Bach

-How sweet it is by James Taylor

-Northern Sky by Nick Drake

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-Into the mystic by Van Morrison

-Winter Concerto by Vivaldi

-Sunrise by Norah Jones

The Brides Entrance

-Cannon in D by Pachelbel

-Over the rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

-Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin

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-Wedding March by Mendelssohn

-What a wonderful world by Joey Ramone

-Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours by Stevie Wonder

Cocktail Hour

Jazz Options

-All of me by Lester Young

-Night and Day by Billie Holiday

-Anymore by Nat King Cole

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-Tempest by Jesse Cook

-Allegria by the Gipsy Kings

-Barcelona Nights by Ottmar Liebert

Bluegrass Options

-Love please come home by Red Allen

-Chicken Fried by the Zack Brown Band

-Lullaby by the Dixie Chicks

The Reception

-The first dance with your father

-In my Life by the Beatles

-The way you look tonight by Frank Sinatra

-Sweet Pea by Amos Lee

-His first dance with his mother

-A song for mama by Boyz II Men

-Beautiful Boy by John Lennon

-I’ll be there by the Jackson 5

The top 10 1st dance songs for the Summer of 2011:Sara Dawson #1

10- For the First Time by the Script

9-Love Letter by R Kelley

8-Mine by Taylor Swift

7-Rhythm of Love by the Plain White T’s

6-Unforgettable by Nat King Cole

5-Are you gonna kiss me or not by Thompson Square

4-Stand by me by Ben E. King

3-Come away with me by Norah Jones

2-Bless this Broken Road by Rascal Flatts

1-At Last by Etta James


These are only a minor list of what’s out there that could be a wonderful addition to your special day.  Do some research and see what's out there.

Happy Listening!


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gowns of color…YES…color!

Just a little off the beat and path from traditional but still not something that is unheard of, gowns in color!  This seems to be a trend that is coming back in full force this coming season and what a fabulous idea too.   We scoured the designers and found quite a few gowns that are not your traditional white or ivory but blush, pink, champagne and blue!  Take a look for yourself:

colored gowns

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Aqua Blue Inspiration Board…

This color gives you the feeling of being very airy and summery, and a nice cool feeling.  We thought it very appropriate as the summer starts and becomes hotter the farther we get into the season.  Aside from making you feel refreshed this color is also just simply stunning.  It gives that feeling of sophistication…does this inspire you?

Pale aqua blue inspiration board


Monday, June 20, 2011

Dot to Dot to Dot?

Yes you read that right…it seems like we are playing dot to dot here in the bridal industry and with good reason.  This season seems to be bringing out dots!  From plain old polka dots to the dots on point d’esprit all of which are absolutely gorgeous!!  Take a look at the few we found that fit this description:


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Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Flower Bouquets…

We did a little more research on flowers to see what made a great summer bouquet and these are what we came up with.  See below:

summer flower bouquets


Starting in order:


1) Astilbe 8) Cosmos
2) Delphinium 9) Garden Roses
3) Snapdragon 10) Marigold
4) Zinnia 11) Gerber Daisies
5) Violet 12) Dahlia
6) Scabiosa 13) Lisianthus
7) Allium  


Thursday, June 16, 2011

The reality of bridal ads…

Ok we all know that Photoshop exists…correct?  So we want to make sure that you are NOT beating yourself up if you don’t look exactly like the model does in the gown you purchased.  No one but the model will look like that.  You have to make sure that you are reasonable with yourself and understand that the photos you see in the magazines or on the web are enhanced in some way or another.  We will take every measure to ensure that your gown will fit you to a “T”, but not by means of Photoshop! (ha-ha).  We have a fabulous staff of seamstresses that meet with our brides and make them look FABULOUS and believe us we have yet to see a bride from here that isn't STUNNING!  Take a look at some of our past brides to see what we mean…absolutely amazing!

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See what we mean?  Are they NOT gorgeous in their own right?  We totally think so!  We think that all brides are beautiful on their wedding day!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Dressing up the isle…


What do you do to decorate the isle in the Church/Venue you will be taking that famous walk up?  There are a ton of things you can to do dress it up and make it down right breathtaking.  Take a look at some of the ideas we came across.

1- Scatter flower petals up the isle creating a fun and whimsical look and not to mention…stunning.

2-How about some cute little pomanders hanging from  various chairs or the pews.

 3-Japanese theme?  Try hanging Japanese lanterns that coordinate with your wedding colors.

4-An evening wedding?  Light up some candles in beautiful vases and splash the floors with metallic stars or other shapes.

5-How about a beach theme or maybe its on the beach.  Try hanging seashells and starfish up the isle to give a little more emphasis on the beachy feel.

isle style

What sort of ideas do you have for dressing up your isle?



Friday, June 10, 2011

Unique Save the Dates…

With so many different options out there how do you choose what is right for you?  We think the best thing to do is sit down and think about your wedding…how you want it to look…what your theme is…where your venues are…colors.  All of these options will help you decide on what sort of “Save the Date” you should go with, there are some really unique ideas out there.  See what you think, we searched the web and found some pretty great things.


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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lace gowns, new trend or a timeless look?

Lace gowns have always been a staple in the wedding industry, from Alencon to Chantilly.  This type of gown wasn’t center stage for a little while but is certainly making a come back this upcoming season.  Take a look at these delectable gowns in lace and to see how timeless they are.

lace gowns

A bride can’t go wrong choosing lace to wear on her wedding day, this is a timeless and classic look that doesn’t seem to be going any where any time too soon.  Call us today and  book your appointment to come and see some of these fabulous lace gowns. 603-431-5454


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Featured Vendor…

We came across this fabulous feature on the Mac Photography Blog about Joya Beauty and we had to just chime in ourselves with how fabulous Joanne McDonough of Joya Beauty is!  We can’t say enough about her and her work, we know this from personal experience.  Each time we have a special event that needs a make up artist we call upon Joanne and her expertise in that area.  She makes our models and brides alike look like movie stars!  So this is our round of applause for Joanne of Joya Beauty!  Please read the fabulous post and take a look at some of the gorgeous pictures compliments of Mac Photography.

June Featured Wedding Vendor: Check out Joanne owner of Joya Beauty. She is an amazing makeup artist!!

Joanne McDonough, founder of Joya beauty, is the Seacoast’s premiere Professional Makeup Artist and licensed Skin Care Therapist. Licensed in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts she continues to follow her passion for professional skin care, makeup, health and beauty by studying under leading makeup instructors and at the top skin care institutes.

Joanne’s diverse background and experience creates a unique, simply beautiful style accredited to her artistic talent. Joya beauty’s intimate studio, located in Dover, New Hampshire, offers Joya clientele the opportunity to relax, learn, and be pampered. Whether it’s for a skin care treatment, makeup lesson, or bridal consultation, Joanne has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject, no matter the gender or ethnicity.

Joya beauty is also available “on location” for weddings, photo shoots, television appearances, or local benefits. Joanne specializes in photographic makeup that reflects your style, and will wear beautifully throughout the day.

Joanne’s makeup artistry has been seen on the cover of Grace Ormond’s Wedding Style and Marriage Magazine – New England, FOX 25 News, Maine PBS, New Hampshire Wedding Magazine, Runway Fashion Events for Grace Ormond Wedding Style and Marriage Magazine. She also coordinated the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program at Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire.


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Summer Strawberry Red Inspiration Board…

Who doesn’t like Strawberries during the summer?  No one we can think of…take a look at our Summer Strawberry Red Inspiration Board.  Luscious reds in a gorgeous strawberry color bring this wedding ensemble all together with the creamy ivories.  Does this inspire you?


summer red inspiration board


Monday, June 6, 2011

Vintage Couture Relived?

We think that is very possible!  Some of the gorgeous gowns out there today have that Vintage feel to them.  From the 1920’s sleek glamour to the 1950’s tailored look and then some.  Not only were they fabulous when they came out but they are still fabulous now take a look below and see what we mean.

that vintage feel

If you are looking for that vintage feel in a more modern look give us a call at 603-431-5454  and make an appointment to come in and see what we can do for you.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Our Annual White Sale…

We are busy, busy, busy getting ready for our fantastic 50% off bridal white sale (June 9th-11th). Stock designer bridal gowns are on sale - you can save from $300 up to $4000 off a designer gown!!

White Sale

Gowns by Monique L’huillier, Lazaro, Amsale, Maggie Sottero, and many more will be on hand.  Store consultants recommend making an appointment by calling (603) 431-5454 but walk-ins are welcome if you are looking exclusively at sale gowns.  
All sale gowns are in great condition and will be sold as-is.  Alterations must be done elsewhere (please remember this is very typical of sample sales).  

Store hours will be:
, June 9th - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday, June 10th - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 11th - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Unique Wedding Bouquets…

Think yourself to be a fun and unique person?  Want to incorporate that into your wedding?  We think that is a great idea, why not be yourself on your wedding day and do it with some pizzazz!  We thought your bouquets would be a great way to incorporate just that, make them unique and fun just like you.  Here are a couple of suggestions we found on the web that we thought were fabulous ideas.  See for yourself:

unique bouquets

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Designer of the Month…

Jenny Packham is June’s designer of the Month…take a look at her delectable gowns.  Can’t you just imagine yourself in one, soft, supple and luxurious fabrics that just seem to exuberate femininity!


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Premiers July 14th from 4 - 8 pm at our sister store:

SoirĂ©e Prom & Tux  Event runs July 14th - 16th.

Get 20% off rentals for all MD brides! 

Even if your groom-to-be has already ordered

his tuxedo or suit you can come by for a

free tuxedo/suit style and cost analysis! 

Call 603.427.6888 to make an appointment.

Tuxedo??            or         Suit??

Many bridal parties are choosing suits vs. tuxedos. Our sister store Soiree Prom & Tux has rental suits with many tie options. And remember - when you purchase your bridal gown at Madeleine's Daughter all groomsmen, ushers, and fathers tuxedos or suits are 10% off and the Groom's tuxedo is FREE*. Our new prom & tuxedo store Soiree Prom & Tux is located in the Bowl-O-Rama plaza on Lafayette Road just a skip across the parking lot from the bridal shop.  

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